Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available. Take a look at your shelves and/or Kindle and post about a book you own but haven’t read yet.
I’ve been slacking on the Shelf Control posts again! It’s been almost a month since my last post for this awesome weekly feature. As I begin to move away from doing monthly TBRs I want to start reading some of those books that I have had sitting around for years.
Title: Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Published: Published August 1st 1999 by Berkley (first published 1957)
Length: 1168 Pages
Goodreads Summary: This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators?
Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies, but against those who needed him most, and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world’s motor — and the motive power of every man? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the characters in this story.
Tremendous in its scope, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life — from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy — to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction — to the philosopher who becomes a pirate — to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph — to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad — to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels.
You must be prepared, when you read this novel, to check every premise at the root of your convictions.
This is a mystery story, not about the murder — and rebirth — of man’s spirit. It is a philosophical revolution, told in the form of an action thriller of violent events, a ruthlessly brilliant plot structure and an irresistible suspense. Do you say this is impossible? Well, that is the first of your premises to check.
How I Got It: I bought it at Half Price Books.
When I Got It: At least 3 years ago.
Why I Want To Read It: I’ve wanted to read this book ever since Jake (Bryan Greenberg) recommended it to Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) on One Tree Hill. Jake was one of my favorite characters and it sounded like a really good book. I started watching OTH from the very beginning and so I first heard about it way back in 2003. I have also read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and really enjoyed it. So why haven’t I gotten around to reading this one yet? That is a very good question and I hope to rectify that this year sometime.